Thursday, September 11, 2014

A new student review of Between Two Worlds by Katherine Kirkpatrick

bookgirl1289 posted a new student review of Between Two Worlds by Katherine Kirkpatrick. See the full review.

I liked Between Two Worlds and found it interesting but questioned some of the aspects of Inuit life represented. The story was based on the life of a real young woman who had contact with Robert Peary, but the historical record was from the point of view of white explorers. I felt that Billy Bah and some of the other Inuits were represented as very in awe of the white men, which I don’t think is necessarily accurate. There was, especially in the latter half of the book, some interesting character development in Billy Bah as she decides to take her life in a non-traditional direction. The plot moved very slowly, though, and the characters did not have individual personalities. Taking all into consideration, I thought that Between Two Worlds was a well-written story, and I would recommend it for girls 13 and up.